Applications are now open for the 2022 Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) Grants cycle.
ISIF Asia empowers organizations across the Asia Pacific region to research, design, and implement Internet-based solutions to solve Internet development challenges that support community development and growth.
Applications are open to public and private sector organizations, academia, non-profits, and social enterprise organizations.
There are three thematic areas.
- Inclusion: Initiatives that help ensure everyone has meaningful access to the Internet, online applications and services
- Infrastructure: Initiatives to increase Internet speed, reduce maintenance and operational costs, and improve reliability and/or security
- Knowledge: Initiatives that develop technical capacity and/or research around Internet network operations for technical and non-technical audiences
In 2022, ISIF Asia will also include grants across all three programs to support innovative solutions to the environmental impact of the Internet. The Ian Peter Grants for Internet and the Environment will be made to commemorate the life and work of Ian Peter, Internet pioneer and environmental activist.
In addition, three small grants (USD 30,000 each) will be made available across any program area to economies that have not previously received ISIF Asia grants. A full list of economies that ISIF Asia has supported is available here.
Applications are open now until 15 May 2022 at 11:59 AM (UTC +10). For application and selection criteria please familiarize yourself with the Funding Portal, where you will be able to submit your application.